Join the Everitt Real Estate Center at the annual fall conference

Everitt Real Estate Center Annual Conference

Hear from experts, take part in discussions and networking, and help us celebrate our 2021 Real Estate Hall of Fame Inductee and Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year.


1:30 - 2:00 pm — Registration and networking

2:00 – 2:15 pm — Dr. Lee Sanning, welcome and opening remarks

2:15 – 2:45 pm — Cris White, CEO of Colorado Housing Finance Authority

2:45 – 3:15pm — Richard C. Werner, President & CEO at Upstate Colorado Economic Development

3:15 – 3:45 pm  — James Conner, Regional Supervisory Economist at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

3:45 – 4:15 pm — Sonny Lubick, Award Presentation

4:15 - 5:00 pm — Closing remarks, networking

This program provides one (1) hour of CE credits as approved by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Hilary Klein for more details at (970) 491-1670 or

Register online today

Why You Should Attend

  • Hear the latest from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development office of economists as they share local and regional economic and housing market data and market analysis, including trends and regional labor market updates.
  • Receive an in-depth update on federal legislative proposals, local and regional governmental proposals that impact mortgage markets, interest rates and housing conditions.
  • Understand the loan structures and complexities around housing affordability and stability to low-to-moderate income homebuyers.
  • Hear how COVID-19 monetary relief is structured to assist in affordable housing and drive regional economic development.
  • Understand the mechanisms, institutions, and rules that govern the role of U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development in access to loans for single-family, owner-occupied properties, or multifamily rental properties.
  • Develop tools to aid in the various credit enhancements available in the retail or primary markets, as well as the secondary markets.

Learn from:

Cris White, Executive Director & CEO - Colorado Housing Finance Authority 

Cris has been with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority for 32 years working in various capacities related to affordable housing and economic development, while supporting the community through several boards of directors. He has served as the Executive Director and CEO since 2010.

Richard C. Werner, President & CEO - Upstate Colorado Economic Development 

Rich has 16 years of experience in all facets of economic development having most recently joined Upstate in 2015 as President & CEO. Prior to Upstate Rich worked as VP at the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation where he was responsible for all attraction, retention and expansion activities.

James Conner, Regional Supervisory Economist - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

James Conner is a Colorado native and provides economic advice and assistance to HUD's Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator, Field Office & Program Directors. He serves as the Department's principal source of local market intelligence in Region VIII.

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Join Sonny Lubick in commending this year's award winners for their impact on the Northern Colorado Real Estate industry and their service as role models for CSU Real Estate students. These individuals make a difference every day through their resourcefulness, collaboration and imagination!

Julie Piepho

2021 Real Estate Hall of Fame Inductee

Congratulations to Julie Piepho! Julie has shaped the real estate finance industry and our community through her business leadership over the past 40 years. Julie continues to break down barriers for women in the field, serving as an inspiration and a mentor for women entering the industry.

We are proud to honor Julie's commitment and stewardship of the Northern Colorado business community and Colorado State University.

John Simmons and Jesse Laner

Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year

Congratulations to C3 Real Estate founders Jesse Laner and John Simmons! This duo's innovation and creativity have changed the way we do business in Northern Colorado. They are constantly pushing forward and fostering the growth of their agents and staff, and we are proud to point to them as an example and inspiration for our real estate students.

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